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REAL NAME: Robert James Ritchie
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BIRTHDAYS: January 17, 1971
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Picture" (2003)
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BIGGEST LP: Devil Without A Cause (1998)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "If it looks good, you'll see it. If it sounds good, you'll hear it. If it's marketed right, you'll buy it. But if it's real, you feel it." - Kid Rock

 
TIMELINE

Kid Rockbutton.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was born January 17, 1971, as Robert James Ritchie and was raised in Romeo, Michigan (40 miles north of Detroit). Kid Rock's journey to musical fame started off with break dancing - eventually leading to interests in rap music more than rock music. His record company sums it up best: "Bolstered by the hard rhythms and guitar slam of his Twisted Brown Trucker band, Kid Rock kicks his lascivious and loquacious lyrical jams over an innovative blend of classic-styled breakbeats and liquored-up Lynyrd Skynyrd rock 'n' roll."

1990...

button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock signed with Jive Records after recording some demos and working with Boogie Down Productions.

November
Kid Rock - Grits Sandwiches For Breakfastbutton.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released his first LP, Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast and opened for Ice Cube and Too Short on tour. His track "Yodeling In The Valley" resulted in college radio station receiving the largest FCC fine for playing the song. Jive Records later dropped Kid Rock.

1992...

button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock signed with Continuum Records and released The Polyfuze Method.

1994...

Kid Rock - Fire It Up (ep)button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released the EP, Fire It Up!.

1996...

button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp. He began to get a permanent backing band together - 'Twisted Brown Trucker.'

1998...

August
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Causebutton.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released Devil Without A Cause - an LP that would finally bring Kid Rock to the forefront of music success.

1999... # 92 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock kicked off a U.S. tour in Detroit.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified gold.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock could be heard on the soundtrack for South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut with "Kyle's Mom's A Big Fat Bitch."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock performed at Woodstock '99.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best New Artist and Best Rock Video ("Bawitdaba").

October
Kid Rock - "Cowboy" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the Top 40 with "Cowboy."
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 4x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock continued to tour the U.S. into December.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 5x platinum.

2000... # 22 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 6x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist and Favorite Alternative Artist.

February
Kid Rock - "Only God Knows Why" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the Top 40 with "Only God Knows Why."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance ("Bawitdaba").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 7x platinum.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the Top 10 with "Only God Knows Why."
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 8x platinum.

May
Kid Rock - History Of Rockbutton.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released History Of Rock. The LP consisted of reworked tracks from earlier LPs and 2 new tracks including "American Badass."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 9x platinum and History Of Rock was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock toured with Korn and Metallica and he helped out Metallica with vocals while Hetfield was unable to perform concerts for a few days due to a back injury.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock's former manager filed a $4 million lawsuit against him for breach of contract.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock began his own headlining tour.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the Top 40 with "Wasting Time."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video and Best Rock Video ("Cowboy").

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Sad news hit the Kid Rock camp when Kid's sidekick Joe C (Joseph Calleja) died at the age of 26. Joe C had celiac disease which is a digestive disorder. Kid Rock said of Joe C: "In a world full of confusion, Joey made all of us laugh. No matter what color, religion, race or beliefs we have, he made us all smile. He gave us the gift of joy. Joey, thank you. We will never forget you. We love you."

2001...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock won an American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock donated proceeds from his concert in Norfolk, Virginia to a fund for families of military members killed in a terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("American Bad Ass").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) A lawsuit filed by Kid Rock's former manager was settled.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock could be heard helping out Run-DMC on their LP, Crown Royal.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Artist - Rock.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock could also be seen in the film Joe Dirt.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock helped salute Aretha Franklin during VH1 Divas Live.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 10x platinum.

November
Kid Rock - Cockybutton.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released Cocky - which included a track ("WCSR") with Snoop Dogg, a track with Sheryl Crow, and the first single "Forever."

December
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Cocky was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock topped the Billboard Country Singles Sales chart helped out by Allison Moorer with "Picture."

2002...

March
WWF Forceable Entry compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock could be heard on the compilation LP WWF Forceable Entry with the track "Legs."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock ranked # 97 on VH1: 100 Sexiest Artists.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock performed at Farm Aid 15.

November
Kid Rock with Allison Moorer - "Picture" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Cocky was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the Top 40 with Sheryl Crow with "Picture." The CD single of "Picture" has Kid dueting with Allison Moorer.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock topped the Billboard Country Singles Sales chart for 52 weeks with "
Picture."

2003... # 61 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the Top 10 with "Picture."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 12 weeks with "Picture."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Cocky was certified 3x platinum.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit #1 with Sheryl Crow with "Picture."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Devil Without A Cause was certified 11x platinum and Cocky was certified 4x platinum.

May
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "Picture" was certified gold.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock and Nickelback contributed the track ("Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)") to the soundtrack for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was nominted for a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year ("Picture" with Sheryl Crow).

November
Kid Rock LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released Kid Rock with his cover of "Feel Like Makin' Love."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock won an
American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Album. Kid Rock also performed at the ceremony.

December
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Kid Rock was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Country Single Sales ("Picture" with Allison Moore).

2004...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the Top 40 with "Cold And Empty."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock performed at the Half-time Show for Super Bowl XXXVIII.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was back on the Billboard Country Singles & Tracks chart with "Single Father."

button.gif (123 bytes) # 316 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was arrested in Nashville for reportedly assaulting a DJ in a strip club.

September
Kid Rock - Live Truckerbutton.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock performed on ReAct Now: Music & Relief - a benefit program shown on music video channels to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

2006...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released the live LP Live Trucker.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock married Pamela Anderson - by November, Anderson had filed for divorce.

2007..

May
Kid Rock - Rock And Roll Jesusbutton.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock could be heard on the R. Kelly LP Double Up on the track "Rock Star."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released Rock And Roll Jesus.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top Rock Albums chart with Rock And Roll Jesus. The set sold over 170,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock appeared on the cover of
Rolling Stone.

December
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Rock And Roll Jesus was certified gold.

2008..# 39 Singles Artist of the Year

May
Kid Rock - "All Summer Long" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the Top 40 with "All Summer Long."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock topped the UK singles chart with "All Summer Long."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the
Top 10 with "All Summer Long."
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Rock And Roll Jesus was certified 2x platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Songs chart with "
All Summer Long."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock performed at the
MTV Video Music Awards.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock won a World Music Award for Top Male Pop/Rock Act of the Year.
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Rock Album Artist, Top Alternative Album Artist, Top Hard Rock Album Artist, and with the Top Rock Album, Top Alternative Album, and Top Hard Rock Album (Rock And Roll Jesus).
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Rock And Roll Jesus ended 2008 as the #4 selling LP of the year with sales topping 2.0 million.

2009...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock won a People Choice Awards for Favorite Rock Song ("
All Summer Long").

February
Kid Rock - 'Born Free'button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards including Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("All Summer Long") and Best Rock Album (Rock And Roll Jesus). Kid Rock performed at the ceremony.

2010....

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock released Born Free.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Kid Rock topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart with
Born Free.
button.gif (123 bytes) Born Free was certified gold.

2011....

May
Kid Rock - 'Rebel Soul'button.gif (123 bytes) Born Free was certified platinum.

2012....

November
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Rebel Soul.

2013....

February
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Rebel Soul was certified gold.

2014...

2015...



LPs
Kid Rock - Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast
Released: November, 1990
Tracks: "Yo-Do-Lin In The Valley" - "Genuine Article" - "Cramp Ya Style" - "New York's Not My Home" - "Super Rhyme Maker" - "With A One Two" - "Wax The Booty" - "Pimp Of The Nation" - "Abdul Jahar Cut" - "Step In Stride" - "Upside" - "Style Of X Pression" - "Trippin' Over A Rock"
Kid Rock - The Polyfuze Method The Polyfuze Method
Released: 1992
Tracks: "Fred" - "Killin' Brain Cells" - "Prodigal Son" - "The Cramper" - "3 Sheets To The Wind" - "I Am The Bullgod" - "F*** U Blind" - "Desperate Radio" - "Back From The Dead" - "My Oedipus Complex" - "Balls In Your Mouth" - "Rollin' On The Island" - "Rain Check" - "Trippin' With Dick Vitale" - "T.V. Dinner" - "Pancake Breakfast" - "Blow Me" - "In So Deep" - "U Don't Know Me"
Kid Rock - Fire It Up (ep) Fire It Up! (EP)
Released: 1994
Tracks: "I Am The Bullgod" - "My Oedipus Complex" - "Country Boy Can Survive" - "Balls In Your Mouth" - "Cramper" - "Rollin' On The Island"
Kid Rock - Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp
Released: 1996
Tracks: "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp" - "Paid"- "I Wanna Go Back" - "Live" - "Detroit Thing" - "Ya Keep On" - "Shotgun Blast" - "Freestyle Rhyme" - "Classic Rock" - "My Name Is Rock" - "Where U At Rock" - "Krack Rocks" - "The Prodigal Son Returns" - "Black Chick, White Guy"
Kid Rock - 'Devil Without A Cause'
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Devil Without A Cause
Released: August, 1998
US: 11x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Tracks: "Bawitdaba" - "Cowboy" - "Devil Without A Cause" - "I Am The Bullgod" - "Roving Gangster (Rollin')" - "Wasting Time" - "Welcome 2 The Party (Ode 2 The Old School)" - "I Got One For Ya" - "Somebody's Gotta Feel This" - "Fist Of Rage" - "Only God Knows Why" - "F*** Off" - "Where U At Rock" - "Black Chick, White Guy"
Kid Rock - History Of Rock History Of Rock
Released: May, 2000
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "American Bad Ass" - "Prodigal Son" - "Paid" - "Early Mornin' Pimp" - "Dark & Grey" - "3 Sheets To The Wind (What's My Name)" - "Abortion" - "I Wanna Go Back" - "Ya Keep On" - "F*** That" - "F*** You Blind" - "Born 2 Be A Hick" - "My Oedipus Complex"
Kid Rock - 'Cocky'
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Cocky
Released: November, 2001
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Trucker Anthem" - "Forever" - "Lay It On Me" - "Cocky" - "What I Learned Out On The Road" - "I'm Wrong, But You Ain't Right" - "Lonely Road Of Faith" - "You Never Met A Motherf***** Quite Like Me" - "Picture" (with Sheryl Crow) - "I'm A Dog" - "Midnight Train To Memphis" - "Baby Come Home" - "Drunk In The Morning" - "WCSR" (with Snoop Dogg)
Kid Rock LP Kid Rock
Released: November, 2003
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 8
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Rock N' Roll Pain Train" - "Cadillac Pussy" (with Hank Williams, Jr.) - "Feel Like Makin' Love" - "Black Bob" - "Jackson, Mississippi" - "Cold And Empty" - "Intro" - "Rock N' Roll" - "Hillbilly Stomp" - "I Am" - "Son Of Detroit" - "Do it For You" - "Hard Night For Sarah" - "Run Off To LA" - "Single Father"
Kid Rock - Live Trucker Live Trucker
Released: February, 2006
Billboard peak: # 12
Live Tracks: "Son Of Detroit" - "Bawitdaba" - "Cowboy" - "Devil Without A Cause" - "Somebody's Gotta Feel This / Fist Of Rage" - "Picture" (with Gretchen Wilson) - "American Bad Ass" - "Rock N' Roll Pain Train" - "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp" - "You Never Met A Motherf***** Quite Like Me" - "Cocky" - "Only God Knows Why" - "Outstanding"
Kid Rock - Rock And Roll Jesus Rock And Roll Jesus
Released: October, 2007
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Rock N Roll Jesus" - "Amen" - "All Summer Long" - "Roll On" - "So Hott" - "Sugar" - "When You Love Someone" - "New Orleans" - "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" - "Blue Jeans And A Rosary" - "Half Your Age"
Kid Rock - 'Born Free'
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Born Free
Released: November, 2010
Billboard peak: # 5
US: Platinum
Tracks: "Born Free" - "Slow My Roll" - "Care" (featuring Martina McBride & T.I.) - "Purple Sky" - "When It Rains" - "God Bless Saturday" - "Collide" (featuring Sheryl Crow & Bob Seger) - "Flyin' High" (featuring Zac Brown) - "Times Like These" - "Rock On" - "Rock Bottom Blues" - "For The First Time (In A Long Time) - "Care" (Demo Version)
Kid Rock - 'Rebel Soul'
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Rebel Soul
Released: November 19, 2012
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 5
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Chickens In The Pen" - "Let's Ride" - "3 CATT Boogie" - "Detroit, Michigan" - "Rebel Soul" - "God Save Rock N Roll" - "Happy New Year" - "Celebrate" - "The Mirror" - "Mr. Rock N Roll" - "Redneck Paradise" - "Cocaine And Gin" - "Midnight Ferry"
Kid Rock - 'First Kiss'
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First Kiss
Released: February 24, 2015
Billboard peak: # 2
Tracks: "Chickens In The Pen" - "Let's Ride" - "3 Catt Boogie" - "Detroit, Michigan" - "Rebel Soul" - "God Save Rock N Roll" - "Happy New Year" - "Celebrate" - "The Mirror" - "Mr. Rock N Roll" - "Cucci Galore" - "Redneck Paradise" - "Cocaine And Gin" - "Midnight Ferry"
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Picture
[Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow]

from the LP
Cocky
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 33 - 31 - 25 - 19 - 16 - 14 - 13 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 8 - 14 - 21 - 35 - off
1(1) 24 2003 Kid Rock with Allison Moorer - "Picture" (Single)
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2 Kid Rock - "All Summer Long" (Single)All Summer Long

from the LP
Rock And Roll Jesus
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 36 - 36 - 31 - 29 - 28 - 26 - 22 - 18 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 8 - 7 - 5 - 6 - 13 - 15 - 21 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
46
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3 Kid Rock - "Only God Knows Why" (Single)Only God Knows Why
Devil Without A Cause
6 17 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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4 Kid Rock - "Cowboy" (Single)Cowboy
Devil Without A Cause
14 13 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 Wasting Time
Devil Without A Cause
26 5 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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6 Cold And Empty
Kid Rock
34 3 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Bawitdaba
Devil Without A Cause
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  Forever
Cocky
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  Lonely Road Of Faith
Cocky
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  Feel Like Makin' Love
Kid Rock
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  Single Father
Kid Rock
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Jackson, Mississippi
Kid Rock
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  I Am
Kid Rock
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  So Hott
Rock And Roll Jesus
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  R. Kelly featuring Ludacris & Kid Rock - "Rock Star" (Single)Rock Star
[R. Kelly with Ludacris & Kid Rock]

from the R. Kelly LP
Double Up
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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